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Deana's Caffeinated Ramblings

I'm a lover of books and music. I love getting lost in a would where things bumb in the night. There is nothing better than sitting in my favorite chair, sipping coffee reading! I enjoy reading Just about anything in the romance category, with paranormal being at the top of my list. I love talking books and finding new authors to read!
Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors #1) - Michelle M. Pillow

Audio Book Review

Lilith Enraptured is a fine example of awesome world building with a great story and steamy love to go with it.  The book starts off as a futuristic sci-fi story, filled with medical and technological advances.  Then thrust us back in time to a medieval love story.  I loved the warriors of Starian.  Loyal and honor bound to fight the ongoing war that is known to their land.  They are Alphas all the way.  All the know is duty, war and honoring ones family.  Too many men in need of a loving woman.

Lilith, taken from all she knew and left to a race of warriors who “claim” their woman in marriage.  Yes, I found her whiny at times, but then I know I would be too.  She fought a battle within herself, while knowing that was not her home, she couldn’t keep herself from loving him.  Then the battle became how do you love someone who doesn’t know the concept of love.   

Sorin, is like a dream on a stick.  The perfect Alpha male.  He is big and built, a leader in battle, but war is all he knows.  He says, the Gods told him that she was the one to be his wife.  I believe that it was love at first sight.  In a race that in so wrapped up in war and the females a few, preserving the race is a forbearer to love.  He had a need to protect her at all cost and I believe that there was more than just duty and honor to it.

I had the pleasure of listing to Lilith Enraptured as an audiobook.  I thought it was a pleasant listen.  The narrator did a good job delivering this tale.  She did a great job of distinguishing who was who and brought the emotions of the written word to life with voice.

Ms. Pillow delivered a great story with Lilith Enraptured.   The more I listen to the book the more I wanted to hear.   Super steamy love scenes with hot warriors will have you fanning yourself.  Yes the book is HOT!  A wonderful mixing of genres that gives the reader a very unique world to explore.  Well done, Ms. Pillow.

I was given an audio copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

This review is originally post at http://coffeebookslifeblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/lilith-enraptured-by-michelle-m-pillow/

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NIght Vision

Night Vision - Yasmine Galenorn

Just get better with each book.

The fourth installment of the Indigo Court series, Night Vision picks up where Night Seeker left off. Night vision takes Cicely on the journey to becoming a queen and marrying her king. Many obstacles stand in her way and much blood will be shed. Geoffrey and Leo are still out on the run as new problems arise with the vampires. Myst still lurking in the background all the while Cicely adjust to life of a queen.

Night vision really packs a punch to the indigo court series. It’s nonstop action, danger lurking around every corner and sexy as hell.

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Bound By Night - Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione gave us a twist of what it means to be a vampires in Bound By Night.  Yes they are still strong as all get out. They have powers that humans don’t and have the need of blood.  They are still the sexy vampires that we have come to love.  Ms. Ione has created a world where vampires are enslaved and persecuted.  Vampire are captured tested on, trained and made to be servants to humans.  

With that being said, I really liked this book.  Putting the vampire as a lesser being in human eyes, and making them fight for what they want and need. I loved the Native American tones set into the book.  Ms. Ione has done a wonderful job of building this new vampire world.  I am a sucker for world building, Bound By Night doesn't let down. I look forward to see what is going to be happening for the MoonBound Clan.

As I enjoyed our lead lady and vamp, however some of the secondary characters of the story really stood out for me. Nicole and Riker are fighting the same battle on opposite sides of the coin. Each of them dealing with loss in the past from vampires for her, humans for him.    Watching these two hardheaded people try to work through the issues of their past, while dealing with the proverbial shit hitting the fan, while trying not to feel the raging emotions that are coming from both of them was quite entertaining.

Myne is the big scary guy you want to have around when you need to intimidate someone.  He's silent and deadly. We get a glimpse of his past and this book that makes me definitely want to read more about him.

Hunter, the clans leader.  He is always willing to do what is right for his clan.  Sexy and a bit mysterious, I really want to learn more about Hunter.

Bound By Night is a great start to this series.  Action that kept me turning the pages.  A different way of life for vampires.  Great world building!  Hands down, it was a good book!

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson Series #1) - Darynda Jones

We all know that coffee and a good book go hand-in-hand. When you add an abundance of laughter to the mix that makes a great book. Darynda Jones did just that in First Grave on the Right.  

Charley Davidson is a part time private investigator, full-time Grim Reaper.  She is the kind of person I would want to have for a friend. She is smart, strong-willed, daring, a strong sense of doing what is right and a coffee addict. She uses humor to get through the tough parts of life. She will put her self in harms way to save someone in danger. She will fight to get what she wants and will not back down. One tough lady!  

Secondary characters Uncle Bob, Charley's assistant Cookie, Garrett and Reyes add the substance that every paranormal novel needs. The mysterious maybe bad guy that is just too hot for his good. The assistant that can pull anything out of thin air find out what you need to know and take care of Charley in ways that she didn't even know she needed. Cookie also make sure the caffeine flows which is a plus in my book.  Garrett adds tension to Charley's life but I believe helps keep her on her toes and then some at times. Uncle Bob is the man have on your side. Knowing some Charley secret, Uncle Bob works with her to help make wrong things right.

Ms. Jones does not slack in any aspect of this book. The suspense is high and keeps you turning the pages to find out what is going on. The humor is beyond amazing. I love the banter between the characters. I love the one-liners that come out and the wisecrack comebacks. We also get a new way of looking at what a Grim Reaper is in this book.   Ms. Jones also gives us some steamy heat throughout this book. I can't say much more that'll just give away the book but I tell you what is definitely worth reading.

I don’t think I have laughed so much while reading a book. First Grave on the Right gave me everything I needed in paranormal suspense and then some. Thank you Darynda for writing a wonderful story  that contains characters that love coffee as much as I do. I am very much looking forward to reading more in the series. 

Tease Me - Melissa Schroeder
Melissa did it again. How this woman is able to put emotions on paper and have the reader feel them always amazes me!  
Tease Me was a funny and sexy read. I liked the hard headed nature of both Bran and Tess. You could tell they knew each other so well and what to do to push each others buttons.  At one point i wanted to smack them both! LOL!  You could just tell they belonged together. 
I loved seeing the past characters that we have come know and love.
Tease me is a great start to this spin off series.  I am already looking forward to reading Tempt Me!
I received an e copy of this book In return for an honest review
Brandy's Bikers - Marla Monroe

my first biker romance. I thought it was a good start to the series.